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11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Charlestown

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Noon - 5 p.m. Westerly

A History of Stepfamilies in Early America
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Westerly

Is Your Dog A Wolf?
1:00p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

Gospel in Granite
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Westerly

The Foursome
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Westerly

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4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly

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9 a.m. - Noon Westerly

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Star witness in Cianci corruption trial dies


PROVIDENCE (AP) — A star witness in the corruption trial of former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci has died.

David Ead died Saturday, according to the Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home. It did not disclose the cause of death. He was 72.

Ead was the former vice chairman of the Board of Tax Assessment Review.

He spent a week on the stand during the 2002 trial portraying Providence City Hall as a place where favors were regularly handed out for bribes. He himself admitted to taking bribes to lower tax bills, and was sentenced to a year of home confinement.

Prosecutors said at the time that Ead’s cooperation was essential to making a case against members of the Cianci administration.

Cianci was convicted of racketeering conspiracy.



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